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University Reaffirmed for SACSCOC Accreditation


The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commissions on College (SACSCOC) has reaffirmed Florida Tech’s accreditation for the maximum 10-year period.

The action follows an exhaustive review process that included a three-day, on-site visit earlier this year from a committee of professional peers who assessed the educational strengths and weaknesses of Florida Tech and reviewed the university’s previously submitted Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), called The Global Workforce and Cross-Cultural Competence. Education and Interdisciplinary Studies Professor Tom Marcinkowski led the QEP development process.

“There were no problems or concerns and no recommendations for improvement,” noted Florida Tech President and CEO Anthony Catanese. “In all my years of experience with accreditation, I have never seen such a great result.”

Catanese thanked the Board of Trustees for “creating this environment for excellence.” He also recognized Vice President for Institutional Effectiveness and International Programs Monica Baloga, who chaired Florida Tech’s accreditation efforts, as well as faculty, staff and participating students.

SACSCOC is the recognized regional accrediting body in 11 U.S. southern states: Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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